Monday, 21 June 2021

Opener Mayo piles on runs as Woodcote secure derby victory

WOODCOTE took the bragging rights in their home Premier Division clash with neighbours CHECKENDON as they ran out seven-wicket winners.

WOODCOTE took the bragging rights in their home Premier Division clash with neighbours CHECKENDON as they ran out seven-wicket winners.

Put into bat first, Checkendon were soon in trouble losing both openers with only 13 runs on the board.

A stand of 80 runs between Prakash and Warren steadied the innings but thereafter wickets fell at regular intervals with all the Woodcote bowlers keeping a tight line.

James Worsfold was the leading wicket taker with three while there was good catching by the home fielders with both Knox and Gordon taking two apiece.

In reply Jez Mayo and Will Macdonald opened with an 83-run partnership. When Macdonald was caught for 49, Mayo continued his fine innings to reach his half century and remain not out at the close on 86 as Woodcote achieved a comfortable win in 38 overs.


J Acland-Hood, c M Vickers,

b J Clark 7

S Manning, b J Clark 4

J Warren, c Knox, b R Van Heerden 37

S Prakash, b J Worsfold 49

V Chib, c Knox, b Macdonald 31

S Hedge, c Pearson, b Worsfold 0

S Poodipedi, run out 0

B Shepherd, b R Van Heerden 4

A Miller, c Gordon, b Macdonald 1

S Pydipati, c Gordon, b J Worsfold 15

A Breakspear, not out 1

Extras 6



J Mayo, not out 86

W Macdonald, c B Shepherd,

b S Pydipati 49

M Stroker, c S Poodipedi,

b Shepherd 8

S Gordon, b A Miller 1

R van Heerden, not out 12

Extras 0

TOTAL (3 wkts) 156

Having won the toss and put WEST READING into bat, PEPPARD were rarely in the game as the openers, Adam Davidson and Sultan Khan compiled 77 for the first wicket in 18 overs but both were dismissed on the same total.

Rahim Kham and Osman Mahmood added 45 for the third wicket with Osman providing the backbone to the innings, being last out after wickets fell regularly at the other end on a lively, green-looking wicket, as Peppard clawed their way back into the game.

Andy Watts and Roy Hayden bowled 11 and 12 overs respectively but the success came from Ian Jackson and Sam Fooks, helped ably by Gerry Bacon’s catch and three stumpings.

Any hopes the home side had disappeared with the score on 12—3 and nobody had an answer to West’s debutant Moses Otieno and his 6—19, leaving Peppard on their lowest league total for decades.


A Davidson, lbw, b R Hayden 27

S Khan, lbw, b I Jackson 45

R Khan, c G Bacon, b I Jackson 31

O Mahmood, c S Muniyasamy,

b S Fooks 38

H Ul-Wahab, c R Dyer, b S Fooks 0

K Ashraf, c R Hayden, b I Jackson 2

Z Ashraf, st G Bacon, b S Fooks 1

M Otieno, c R Dyer, b A Watts 1

Ehtsham Iqbal, st G bacon, b A Watts24

Eshan Iqbal, st G Bacon, b S Fooks 1

I Razaq, not out 0

Extras 23


Best bowling: S Fooks 4-43, I Jackson 3-36, A Watts 2-40.


A Watts, c R Khan, b Ehtsham Iqbal 5

M Chard jnr, b Ehtsham Iqbal 0

S Fooks, b M Otieno 0

S Muniyasamy, lbw, b M Otieno 0

G Bacon, b M Otieno 8

A Hayden, b M Otieno 11

D Hall, c H Ul-Wahab, b M Otieno 0

M Khan, c R Khan, b M Otieno 0

R Dyer, c Z Ashraf, b H Ul-Wahab 0

R Hayden, not out 0

I Jackson, b H Ul-Wahab 0

Extras 28


Best bowling: M Otieno 6-19, H Ul-Wahab 2-8, Ehtsham Iqbal 2-18.

STOKE ROW slumped to a second consecutive defeat as WOODLEY sealed a hard-fought three-wicket win on Saturday.

Woodley captain Amjad Ali won the toss and asked Stoke Row to bat. An initial flurry from Stoke Row was curtailed when Kashif Ali trapped Paddy Hennessy lbw for 12.

After Matt Hopper was dismissed for 15, Sam Boughton and Chris de Verteuill rebuilt the visitors’ innings until the latter was smartly caught at gully off the bowling of Zia Rehman. The medium pacer grabbed a second wicket when Will Bishop was superbly caught by Abdul Khaliq but Boughton continued to combine gritty defence with the occasional offensive flourish as he passed 50. Olly Nowell appeared in fine form but his departure for 18, coupled with Boughton falling for 56, stalled the Stoke Row innings.

Abdul Khaliq bagged two late wickets as Stoke Row closed on 160-8 from their 45 overs.

Richard Stanley and Hamza Akram began the Woodley reply in cautious but effective fashion as they pushed the hosts to 32-0 after 12 overs, despite a fine opening burst from Hopper.

Stanley fell to a one-handed slip catch by Rich Ashton off the bowling of Dion Sampson, but Naveed Ashgar blazed away to grab the initiative for the hosts.

Debutant New Zealander Joe Lawson gave Stoke hope with the two quick wickets of Akram and Ashgar leaving Woodley on 92-3. Amjad Ali struck a quick-fire 20 and Moubeen Shaukat’s unbeaten 29 helped see the Woodford Park side over the winning line despite a hostile burst from Boughton, who claimed figures of 3-21.


P Hennessy, lbw, b K Ali 12

M Hopper, c Akram, b Anjum 15

S Boughton, c K Ali, b Shaukat 56

C De Verteuill, c Barney, b Rehman 15

W Bishop, c Khaliq, b Rehman 8

O Nowell, lbw, b Barney 18

R Ashton, c Stanley, b Khaliq 4

D Sampton, c Stanley, b Khaliq 9

M Hennessy, not out 8

P Duncan, not out 0

Extras 15

TOTAL (8 wkts) 160


R Stanley, c Ashton, b Sampson 20

H Akram, lbw, b Lawson 27

N Ashgar, c Ashton, b Lawson 28

A Ali, lbw, b Boughton 20

K Ali, c Duncan, b Boughton 10

M Shaukat, not out 29

M Barney, c Duncan, b De Verteuill 4

R Patterson, b Boughton 0

Z Rehman, not out 0

Extras 23

TOTAL (7 wkts) 161

Best bowling: S Boughton 3-21, J Lawson 2-24.

PEPPARD 2nds, with only nine players, lost out at SHINFIELD in Division 2.

The hosts batted first and put on 283-7. Chard and Pradeep both took two wickets each for nine-man Peppard.

In reply Townsin and Asquith put on 76 for the first wicket before Asquith was caught behind for 40.

Brock joined Townsin and they both reached half-centuries before being dismissed. Peppard ended their innings on 205-5.


M Terry, b Chard 22

J Blowfield, b Legg 30

A Kakhir, lbw, b Mayers 28

T Gaylor, c Legg, b Asquith 26

S Gare, c Asquith, b Preadeep 82

M Hussain, lbw, b Chard 50

T Irain, b Pradeep 3

N Masseer, not out 28

K Getwood, not out 1

Extras 13

TOTAL (7 wkts) 283

Best bowling: W Pradeep 2-17, M Chard 2-67.


H Asquith, c Terry, b Garg 40

D Townsin, c Nesser, b Gaylor 52

R Brock, c Gaylor, b Samanni 53

R Ackerman, b Samanni 4

G Legg, not out 12

W Pradeep, b Samanni 4

A Mayers, not out 0

Extras 40

TOTAL (5 wkts) 205

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